Sunday Aug 20
Jun
27/16
Updated Album Reviews

Now that summer has officially arrived, we’re bracing for impact with the release of new summertime records! As we continue to digest the springtime releases, read our latest album reviews for new records by Raging Fyah, Alborosie, Jah Works and Nahko and Medicine For The People

Coming up, we’ll have new reviews on new albums from Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Magic!, SowFlo, Roots of a Rebellion and more!

With album reviews, everyone has an opinion and no one is right or wrong, but the discussion is what we look forward too — as long as there is a discussion, people will continue to discover the music and listen for themselves. We want to hear your perspective and how the music speaks to you in contrast to our written reflections. The topic is always up for discussion as we want you to reply in a comment with a review & rating of your own!

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Raging Fyah – Everlasting

“The first-class, modern roots sound exhibited on Everlasting is the band’s defiant claim to be recognized as one of those elite, young reggae revivalists from Jamaica. Although they might not have the fashion sense of Protoje, or the superstar aura that Chronixx has gained, musically, Raging Fyah is easily on par with the rest of that class…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: Brian Winters


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Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah

“At first, I was nervous for another once-roots musician to fall into the contemporary dancehall/club reggae mix puddle. Then I really listened in, and although Albororsie took some dancehall leaps, he’s still very into roots grooves…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: John Powell


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Nahko & Medicine For The People – HOKA

“Nahko has also learned much from his companions. He learned brevity is the soul of wisdom from Xavier Rudd (“Directions”), poetics is the plush of joy from Trevor Hall (“Backbone”, one of the album’s best), how to get angry and stay pop from SOJA (“Great Spirits”), and Nahko even picked up vocal softness from Dave Matthews (“We Are On Time”), and gives into the glory of this contemporary fascination with Americana, ala Mumford and Sons (“Tus Pies”)…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: John Powell


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Jah Works – Believe

“‘Believe’ is one of those albums that’s enjoyable while you are cooking or cleaning and need something to vibe out to. If you are a roots reggae lover than it’s definitely worth a listen, but likely won’t resonate with those more keen on the alternative reggae-rock spectrum. I wasn’t enamored by every song on the album, but…” READ MORE

Written & Reviewed By: Brian Winters


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